Fujifilm X-Pro1

Pre-Order the Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Fujifilm X-M1 mirrorless digital camera. The high performance X-mount camera features the same retro design as the X-Pro1 and X-E1. It is also equipped with the same 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans sensor, and is compatible with Fuji X-mount lenses. The X-M1 is the most compact camera in the Fujifilm X-family, and it ships with Wi-Fi capability, and and large tilt-able LCD monitor. The X-M1 is available in black or silver, with a new 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OIS lens for $800.

Fujifilm X-M1 Mirrorless Digital Camera

Adorama is also accepting pre-orders for the newly announced Fujifilm XF 27mm (41mm) F/2.8 R lens. The compact and lightweight prime lens features a versatile 35mm equivalent focal length of 41mm, and 55.5° angle of view. It is also useful in low light scenarios, and has a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The Fujifilm XF 27mm lens is available in black and silver for $550.

Save up to $300 on the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 Cameras and Select Fujifilm Lenses

B&H has announced more bundle and save deals on the Fujifilm X-E1 and X-Pro1 digital cameras. You can save up to $200 on both cameras, and up to $300 on select lenses like the Fujifilm XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R LM OIS zoom lens, or 60mm f/2.4 XF macro lens.

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The X-E1 mirrorless camera features a 16.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS sensor, and an EXR Processor Pro image processor. It is capable of capturing Full HD 1080p video with Stereo Sound, shooting up to 6 frames per second, and can autofocus in as fast as 0.1 seconds. It also ships with a 2.36 million dot OLED electronic viewfinder with a built-in diopter, a focal plane shutter for fast shutter speeds, and features Film Simulation and QuickStart modes.

Another Retro-Looking Fuji X-Camera Leaked

It looks like Fujifilm is adding a point-and-shoot model to its X-series lineup. PetaPixel posted images of a new silver and black retro-looking compact camera over the weekend. The model name seems to appear across the top plate, but it's hard to read. The characters are either “XP1″ or “XF1″.

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Oddly enough, the Apple website Cult of Mac pointed out "Ilford’s XP1 was the world’s first chromogenic film, introduced in 1980." So it looks like the new Fuji compact camera won't only have a retro-look, but could also sport a retro-name.

Fujifilm Releases X-Pro1 Interchangeable Lens Roadmap

Fujifilm has announced its plan to release an expanded selection of lenses for the X-Pro1. Fuji will start rolling out its lenses this Fall beginning with the XF14mm (21mm) F2.8 single focal length lens and the XF18mm-55mm (27-84mm) F2.8-F4 lens. In early 2013, Fuji will release three more high performance single focal length lenses: The XF56mm (84mm) F1.4 lens, the pancake XF27mm (41mm) F2.8 lens and the XF23mm (35mm) F1.4 lens.

Fuji X-Pro1 Lenses

Fuji will wrap-up its lineup with the telephoto XF55mm-200mm (83-300mm) F3.5-F4.8 lens and the super wide zoom XF10mm-24mm (15-36mm) F4 lens. Both lenses will feature optical image stabilization, and be released sometime in the "middle of 2013."

Where to Pre-Order the Fujifilm X-Pro 1

Pre-orders for the Fujifilm X-Pro 1 are now being accepted by B&H and Adorama. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) looks like a retro-style rangefinder, but it's packed with many advanced features.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

The Fujifilm X-Pro 1 features a die-cast aluminum top and base, leather like finish and a snug fitting eyepiece to give it a comfortable feel. Its advanced digital features include an APS-C 23.6 x 15.6mm X-Trans CMOS sensor, EXR processor and 3-inch RGBW LCD monitor. The X Mount helps attach the available FUJINON XF lenses to the X-Pro 1 body and keeps rear lens elements as close to the sensor as possible.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 Pre-Ordering Starts in Japan

Japanese consumers can now pre-order the Fujifilm X-Pro1 from Amazon. According to the product page, the latest mirrorless offering from Fujifilm is scheduled for release in Japan on February 18. Pricing for the body alone is set at 135,000 Japanese yen, equivalent to roughly $1760.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

As Photo Rumors points out, pricing in the US is likely to be less. When the Fujifilm X10 launched in Japan it was priced at the equivalent of over $730. US market pricing was set significantly lower at $599.

Olympus OM-D Camera: Leaked Photo Revealed

We've already heard that the Olympus OM-D camera is scheduled for an official announcement on February 8th. More information on specifications and a photo of the OM-D shutter release button have leaked out ahead of the official Olympus event. The photo is shown below and is the first of its kind to be revealed by 4/3 Rumors.

Olympus OM-D preview leak

Although only a small portion of the OM-D is visible, it looks to be finished well. The model pictured is black, however Olympus is expected to follow the trend of retro styling seen in other cameras such as the Fujifilm X-Pro1. This would be a fitting tribute to the long line of Olympus OM film cameras.

Olympus OM-D to Launch on February 8th

Olympus is planning a mirrorless digital update for its OM line of cameras, the last of which was named the OM-2000. The successor is said to be the OM-D and will be announced by Olympus on Wednesday, February 8th according to a report by 4/3 Rumors.

Olympus OM-D Camera

The latest in a long line of OM classics, including the OM-1, OM-4 and OM-10 among others will be a mirrorless Micro Four Thirds camera with the same impeccable retro styling. The difference is that the OM-D will be packed with the latest digital technology inside the chassis.

Mirrorless Fujifilm X-Pro1 Set to Impress

Fujifilm's latest entry into the digital camera market comes with the same sharp, retro styling seen in the Fujifilm X10 and X100 models. The X-Pro1 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) that will launch along with three specially designed lenses in February.

Fujifilm X-Pro1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera

Even though the X-Pro1 may look like a rangefinder from decades ago, Fujifilm has packed advanced technology into this camera including the X Mount lens mount, which communicates information between the body and lens. Framing lines are adjusted automatically when switching to a different lens, and a hybrid viewfinder makes it easy to switch between optical and electronic settings at will.